Early Origins of the Waster family
The surname Waster was first found in Worcestershire
where one of the first records of the name was John of Worcester (died circa 1140), an English monk and chronicler. He is generally believed to have authored the Chronicon ex chronicis, a world wide history which begins with the creation and ends in 1140. Florence of Worcester (died 1118), (Latin: Florentius) was another monk who probably contributed to the same work. Years later, Roger of Worcester (died 1179) was Bishop of Worcester from 1164 to 1179 and played a critical role in the controversy between Henry II of England
, (Roger's cousin,) and Archbishop Thomas Becket. Sylvester of Worcester would later become Bishop of Worcester (1216-1218.)
Early History of the Waster family
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Waster Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Worcester, Wuster, Worster, Wooster, Wostear, Wircester and many more.
Early Notables of the Waster family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waster family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter Wooster, who arrived in New England
in 1632; William Wooster who arrived in New England
in 1640; John Woosters who arrived in Maryland in 1668.